Lupus Awareness Wednesday

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue – not just antigens – causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.
(* An antigen is a substance capable of inducing a specific immune response.)

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Luck-One drops K​.​O​.​T​.​N​.​W. II: Curse Of The Pharaoh

The much anticipated album dropped today! Click the photo below to download.  In a recent interview the artist described the overall vibe of the project:

“Intelligent Street Music. A broad spectrum of lyrical content and musical soundscapes.”



Arctic Blast 2014 Recap Coming Soon!

So those of you that have been rocking with 503tv for a while now probably know about our original “Arctic Blast” video which is posted below. It was the first project we’d ever done, we covered the 2008 winter blast and how our group of friends made the best of it. The video was shot with cell phone cameras and put together with whatever free software we could find.

In honor of our current weather we’ve decided to release a 2014 version. Here is a short snippet of what happens when you get snowed in…in a bar.

Check out the original video.


Seattle Celebrates Superbowl Victory

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

How do these photos make you feel Portland? Personally, I’m happy for our neighbors to the north. Considering that we don’t have a team of our own and the Seahawks have the same owner as our beloved Trail Blazers they kinda are our team right?  Not quite.

This was a huge win..for Seattle. I think it’s great that we’ve been neighborly but until the Blazers or Timbers hoist a banner into the rafters we’ll forever be on the outside looking in.

My goal isn’t to piss on your parade, but to remind you to stay diligent and keep your eyes on the prize.  Let’s “12th Man” our squads to glory and bring one home to the Rose City!

Blazers Celebrate 1977
Portlanders fill the streets in celebration of the Trail Blazers’ 1977 NBA Championship. Photo by Roger Jensen/The Oregon Journal

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